Group Financial Controller

MOTORCYCLE RETAILER WITH RACE TEAM OPERATION

VERWOOD, DORSET

Successfully filled March 2019

 

We are delighted to be retained by Crescent Motorcycle Company Limited, a long-established and very successful privately-owned group which runs three specialist retail outlets with multiple franchises and operates an international racing team.  Group turnover is over £12m and the business employs c40 people.

To continue its successful evolution and to ensure ongoing efficiencies, the company has recently restructured and will be moving towards a solus franchise retail operation enabling the company to provide even better specialist knowledge, first class service and a top-quality product range.  The restructure has also streamlined the finance and ‘back office’ administrative activities creating the new role of Group Financial Controller.

The successful candidate will report to the Directors and Shareholders and be responsible for all finances, IT, administration, legal and human resources.  As part of the senior management team, the role will span all aspects of the business, interfacing with each member of the team and will be hands-on and commercially focused.  It will be the number one finance role with excellent prospects for promotion to Finance Director.

This is a key role in a fast moving, challenging retail business.  It requires a high calibre and commercially driven finance professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills not afraid to work “hands-on” in a competitive retail environment.  First class business acumen and the ability to quickly understand how the business works and how to maximise its potential will be essential.

Candidates should be qualified accountants and previously experienced the running of a group finance function with different revenue streams and where strong financial controls and cash management are essential to success.  This experience is likely to have been gained within the multi-site retail sector and ideally involved a breadth of responsibilities including all aspects of finance, HR, IT, legal and broader commercial administration.

Strong commercial, IT and project management skills are essential as is the ability to get the best out of people and processes to add value across the business.

A competitive remuneration package, including benefits, will be agreed with the successful candidate based on skills and experience.

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